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FEATURES

Risky business
Government-funded venture capital firms spark agency innovation

No more pass/fail
The Labor Department learned the value of fair and consistent employee performance evaluations

Mining Medicaid
N.Y. county leads in adapting business intelligence tools to help public agencies manage Medicaid spendingbudgets



NEWS

Agreement gives HHS access to passenger data
Deal with DHS would allow health officials to track pandemics

Denett earns OFPP nomination

Beaming across the border

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Hope or despair?
Many experts suspect that reasons unrelated to their qualifications — including midterm election politics — could delay any or all of the candidates’ confirmations

Letters

Kelman: Dancing in the hallways

Welles: Mindful work



MANAGEMENT

OPM puts out welcome sign for young feds
Rule change makes it easier for student interns to become federal employees

Printing office to lose its leader



TECHNOLOGY

Looking for ways to control the spam beast?
Here’s a primer to help you gain the upper hand

The Pipeline



BUSINESS

State and local IT budgets to grow
Input analysis suggests fed market growth will slow

Vendors pitch software to take over routine tasks



POLICY

Electronic death registration still alive
SSA program makes progress in states

SBInet now a factor in immigration debate



FlipSide

My cartoon purgatory


Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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